Education Intern

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Education Intern

Part time, Seasonal Intern (for credit/unpaid). 8-16 hours per week, January 13, 2021 through May 28, 2021. Option to extend internship through August 2021.

Reports To: School Programs Coordinator

The Denver Audubon is currently seeking creative, highly motivated and energetic individuals to work collaboratively on our education programs as part of a team of talented and experienced staff and volunteers. This is an opportunity to learn and gain experience in teaching informal science education programs.

 Principal Responsibilities

  • Learn Denver Audubon curricula (Migration Madness, Migration Mapping, Bird Banding, Beaver Habitat Investigation, Birds & Conservation, Night Ninjas).
  • Instruct hands-on, creative, natural science classes for groups at the Audubon Center at Chatfield.
  • Assist with hands-on, creative, natural science classes for schools in the Denver metro area.
  • Assist in set-up and cleanup of classrooms/center and other areas for programs.
  • Teach one-two days per week during the spring season of Denver Audubon’s field trips, which run March – May 28, 2021.
  • Skillfully and enthusiastically instruct one of the three Bird Banding stations each day you are scheduled to teach.
  • Participate in and learn to lead the introduction and conclusion of programs.
  • Collaborate with education team to develop, enhance and implement curricula or programs.
  • Encourage stewardship in students through enthusiasm, knowledge, and passion for birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
  • Act as a role model for all students, illustrating appropriate behavior and environmental ethics and encourage a joyful, safe, meaningful outdoor experience for students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Pursuing a degree in education, environmental sciences, biology, geology, or related fields
  • Experience in teaching children at schools and/or for other educational organizations.
  • Strong communication skills with adults and children.
  • Computer proficiency – word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Personal vehicle to travel to schools, office and nature center.
  • Ability to work weekday mornings and/or early afternoons.

Desired Behavioral Traits and Attitudes

  • Team player, fun, outgoing, passionate, organized, creative, resourceful, critical thinker, results-oriented, and self-motivated.
  • Experience with or strong interest in teaching environmental education in informal settings (nature centers, camps, zoos, museums etc.)
  • Punctual for all internship shifts.
  • Accountable and communicative.
  • Passionate about Denver Audubon’s mission.

Special Requirements:

  • Must commit to interning at least 1 day/week for pre-trip and field trip season (Mon.-Fri. from March 2—May 28).
  • Programs may start as early as 8:00am and end as late as 4pm.  You will be required to help with set-up and cleanup on the day(s) you are scheduled to intern.
  • Must attend intern trainings/observations, and weekly meetings etc. throughout internship as required by supervisor.
  • Must be available for bird banding training on April 9, 2021 from 8:45am – 2:30pm.
  • Strongly encouraged to attend as many weekend naturalists training classes as possible to learn about the ecology of the Front Range.  The classes are held 1x per month on a Saturday.  A schedule of the courses/dates/times will be given to you if you are selected for the internship.

Benefits

  • Audubon Naturalist Training–includes natural history classes on the ecology of the Chatfield Basin. The classes are held 1x per month on a Saturday.  A schedule of the courses/dates/times will be given to you if you are selected for the internship.
  • Supervised mentorship in teaching environmental education.
  • Potential to learn to develop curriculum or to revise existing curriculum that meets the CAS.
  • Can tailor your internship for your professional needs.
  • Course credit towards your degree.

Interested applicants should send/email cover letter and resume:

Denver Audubon
Attn: Emily Hertz, School Programs Coordinator
9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd
Littleton, CO 80128

Email:  emily@denveraudubon.org

Deadline: December 11, 2020

Anticipated Start Date: January 11, 2021 (flexible start date)

To apply for this job email your details to schoolprograms@denveraudubon.org

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